Intro to Arduino Class- Coming November 9th!

Arduino-101 Classes Start November 9 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.!


What is Arduino?

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for anyone making interactive projects.


Arduino offers such a wide range of adaptability to different design projects and we are here to show you the endless capabilities. It is important to understand this wide range of possibilities to know what exactly can be at your finger tips. We offer a great comprehensive hands on workshop with different focuses on how to use Arduino in architecture, fashion, health, toys, and simple home projects.

Arduino 101  will be a two hour class that introduces you to the Arduino platform, what it’s capable of, and how to get started using it for your projects.

The cost will be: $50 for members and $65 for non-members.

Things we’ll cover: board overview, software explanation, code introduction, introduction to variables, and using the Arduino to make things happen!
Additional dates will be announced soon!

The Laser Cutter Has Arrived! Classes begin September 26th…


We are elated to announce that the laser cutter has arrived!  We will be offering classes on designing for Laser Cutting using Inkscape beginning September 26th from 6-9pm!  Sign up for the class by click on the following link: Inkscape 101: Vector Artwork and Design for Laser cutting.  Inkscape is a free, open source vector drawing and design tool. Unlike bitmap images (digital photos) vector art work can be scaled to any size.  In this class you will learn the basics of creating shapes, type layout and drawing lines, with tips about how to best prepare your files for our Laser cutter/engraver.

Take a Tour of Our Space Wednesdays @ 11am

Eric Renn will be holding tours every Wednesday at 11am*. You can see the huge space we have and get a sense for the different projects,  collaborations, and opportunities that you can make happen here. You’re invited!

*If you are unable to make that time, please contact us and we will happily arrange something for you.

What’s Happening At SoDo MakerSpace This Week 8/19 – 8/24

Welcome to the beginning of our Weekly Events & Classes blog posts!

Tuesday, August 19

Open Workshop 10 am – 8 pm

Wednesday, August 20

Open Workshop 10 am – 6 pm

V-Carve CNC intro  6 pm – 8 pm

Thursday, August 21

Open Workshop  10 am – 8 pm

Friday, August 22 

Movie Night  7 pm

The Triplets of Belleville

Saturday, August 23

Open Volunteering  3 pm – 7 pm 

Community Potluck  5 pm – 7 pm 

Project of the Week Presentation 6 pm

Sunday, August 24

Internet of Things Meetup Noon-3pm

We’ll discuss making this Soil Moisture sensor…


Monthly Memberships are Now On Sale!

Enrollment is Open and Memberships are Now On Sale



$100/ month for an Individual Facility Member ($100 per month)

Full time access to workshop, design and fabrication facilities

Up to 35% off training classes and workshops (held every week)
Includes 1 hour (cut time) on the laser cutter per month ($120 value)
20% off on materials and consumables

Click Here to Subscribe



$1,000/ year for an Individual Facility Member

Full time access to workshop, design and fabrication facilities

Credit for 2 FREE Classes and Up to 35% off training classes and workshops (held every week)

Includes 1 hour (cut time) on the laser cutter per month ($120 value)
20% off on materials and consumables

Click Here to Subscribe



Pre-pay for $100 of machine time or services and receive membership discounts,

Up to 35% off classes and workshops
Sign up in person

Limited studio space is available at $2 per square foot per month (in increments of 50 square feet).

Begins Fall/Winter, 2014
Requires a Monthly Maker membership
Sign up in person


Member Tool Rates

Once you’ve taken a the introductory class on a tool, you can use it yourself.


Monthly: Unlimited
Prepaid: $40 per day

Laser Cutter

Monthly: $60 per hour
Prepaid: $90 per hour

Full-Color 3D Printer (powder-based)

Monthly: $12 per cubic inch
Prepaid: $16 per cubic inch

3D Printer (plastic-based)

Monthly: $2 per cubic inch
Prepaid: $4 per cubic inch

CNC Router

Monthly: $50 per hour
Prepaid: $80 per hour

Plotter/Vinyl Cutter

Prepaid: $15 per 15 minutes
Members: Unlimited


Take a look at this short video to see what we’ve been up to:

Maker Camp is Underway! It’s FREE for youth ages 7-17 and runs from July 8th – August 15th! Register Today!



Click here to register for Kids Maker Camp!

Summer Maker Camp at SODO MakerSpace (ages served 7-14) – Will be held on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from July 8th – August 14, 2014.

STEAM Labs Maker Camp at SODO MakerSpace (1914 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134) on Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm – 4pm is an exciting and fun experience on learning by making / tinkering. Youth use their creativity and imagination. With that, it’s a fun filled activity while at the same time learning by working together.

Join young inventors and artists at SoDo MakerSpace and from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers. Maker Camp inspires kids ages 7-14 to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it.

✓Week 1: Makers in Motion (July 8th and 10th from 1pm-4pm)

✓Week 2: Art and Design  (July 15th and 17th from 1pm-4pm)

Week 3: Fun and Games  (July 22nd and 24th from 1pm-4pm)

Week 4: Science and Technology  (July 29th and 31st from 1pm-4pm)

Week 5: DIY Music  (August 5th and 7th from 1pm-4pm)

Week 6: Make: Believe (August 12th and 14th from 1pm-4pm)

This year we are excited to be collaborating with S.P.I.N. to offer Maker Camp at SoDo Maker Space.

Register by clicking Here.